Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils - Focus on Peppermint
Peppermint has been used for hundreds of years for digestive support. It is especially good as a digestive helper if you have a tendency towards heat in your body. If you are more prone to cold, then I suggest Ginger or Fennel.
Being the oil of emotional buoyancy, use if you reach for food when feeling down or discouraged or emotionally overwhelmed. It also uplifts and energises.
However, Peppermint is a short-term helper, not one for a long-term solution in its capacity to help us with emotional overwhelm and fatigue.
This is an oil to carry with you (and handy to have a bottle in the car), for when you need to wake up, get on with things, be more alert or move out of intense emotions/shock. It will sideline emotions so they can be processed at a later and more optimal time.
People who are prone to heat in the body will find Peppermint helpful for cramps, gastritis and bloating. It is also one for cravings - for which I suggest a drop of Peppermint on the tongue*.
Inhale from palms to wake up and clear the mind, rub into the base of your skull and temples (avoid eyes).
Or put on the soles of the feet before exercise to get energised.
A drop in warm water* after a meal is a helpful signal to the body that the meal has ended, and it will help your digestion at the same time!
It blends well with Basil, Citrus and Fennel Oils
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* Please note: do not ingest any essential oil unless indicated for internal use, are therapeutic grade and you know without any doubt they are pure.